item 962519 Scott 119 Zoom

Scott 119 used XF 15c 1869 ex-Ishikawa, Saadi, PSE + PFC, gorgeous! E$750++

Scott 119 used XF 15c 1869 ex-Ishikawa, Saadi, PSE + PFC, gorgeous! E$750++

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Product Description


Scott 119, 15c type II, 1869.  Used single, blue cork cancel.  Very trivial creased upper left corner perf (truly of no consequence whatsoever, and I've seen many stamps with single creased perfs that get clean certs...)   Graded 2004 PSE certificate (VF-XF 85) and 1996 Philatelic Foundation certificate.

A magnificent stamp with unbelievable color and appearance.  ex-Ishikawa and ex-Saadi.  Originally sold in the 1993 Christies Ishikawa sale - mentioning the creased corner perf - for $368, or roughly 3x the Scott catalog value at the time, hence my estimate of 3x the current Scott catalog value...)  This stamp simply jumps off the page at you and it would be very difficult to find any item from a famous collector like Ishikawa in such an affordable a price range...Own a piece of philatelic history!

As an aside, this is also an example where a single-number grading system falls flat on its face.  Despite receiving every imaginable bonus point (which this stamp truly deserves,) PSE can only grade it 85.  There's simply no way to describe the unbelievable color and appearance of this stamp.  It will retail more like a 95 than an 85, and you can place these stamp next to any of the 95's out there and 9 out of every 10 collectors will choose this one.  You may not see another with the freshness, colors and appearance like this in your lifetime.

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: $250++
PSE SMQ value (85): $375++
Estimated cash value: $500-$750+

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962519
Condition Used
Centering XF
Certificate Graded Certificate, PFC, PSE
Characteristic Fancy Cancel

Extension/Expertization Policy

Expertization/Extension Policy

Any uncertified (single) stamp that I sell may be placed on "extension" while a certificate of expertization is obtained. In addition, stamps with existing certificates issued prior to January 1, 2015 may be placed on extension for a new certificate. Individual stamps from a larger lot may not be placed on extension, unless prior approval has been obtained. The following procedure must be followed for all extensions:

  • All lots must be paid for in advance and the lot will ship once payment clears. Upon receipt, please examine the item. If you agree with my description but want a certificate, then...
  • You must notify me (preferably at time of purchase) that you are requesting a certificate and we must agree on a 3rd party service (APEX, PF, PSAG and PSE are acceptable) to do the certification. This notification must occur within 7 days of receipt but in no event later than 30 days from the purchase date. The item must be submitted within 7 days of receipt, but in no event later than 30 days from the sale.
  • You submit the item as the rightful owner and pay any certification and postage costs required at that time.
  • If the item comes back with an opinion stating "not genuine", with a different identification (different Scott number), or with faults not originally described, you may return the lot and I will reimburse your purchase price plus the cost of the certificate (up to 20% of the purchase price or $100, whichever is lower). The stamp must not be marked in any way, and must be returned in the original condition (not encapsulated). Express service premiums are not reimbursable. Certificate costs are not refundable if the service cannot render an opinion, or if a graded certificate disagrees with any statement regarding grade or estimated grade.
  • Upon receipt of the returned stamp and certificate, I will credit your account (as defined in (4) above) within 24 hours. You can leave the money on account to apply toward future purchases, or request a refund, in which case funds will be sent within 2 business days.

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